On This Day In TCXPI History Daily Black History Facts

This page is created by Cynthia Cornelius and The Chinue X Project, Inc. (TCXPI) in Honor of, Respect to, and Tribute to Our African, African-American, and Black Ancestors both Sung and Un Sung who have in someway contributed to World and Human Civilization.

 

We Must Never Forget their many contributions – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, which has brought us to where we are TODAY.

 

On This Day (OTD) is TCXPI’s very FIRST educational project created in 2011.

 

It was created online as a social media platform to pay respect to the many contributions of Africans and African Americans that have been intentionally omitted in American history.

 

Daily, through visual imagery and historical facts, TCXPI celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ANKHcestors’ contributions. All is relevant to our current existence today.

 

 

 

 

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Crispus Attucks, the First Martyr of the Boston Massacre in 1770, was probably born near Framingham, Massachusetts, a Christianized and multitribal town of Indians, whites, and blacks, in 1723. 

Unusually tall for the era at six feet, two inches, Attucks was of mixed ancestry, the son of an African American man and an American Indian woman.  It is believed that he was the slave of William Brown since he was reported in the Boston Gazette on October 2, 1750 as having escaped from Brown; Attucks was listed as age 27 at the time. By the time of the Massacre he was 47 and working as a sailor in Boston and around the Atlantic Basin.By 1770, the colonists of Boston had been harassed by the British soldiers known as the “Redcoats.” Tired of the harassment, on March 5, 1770, Crispus Attucks and his compatriots marched up to the King Streets Custom House with banners calling for independence from England…

 

 

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(Accessed on 11/27/2015)

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James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix, Hall Of Fame Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter, was born in Seattle, Washington, November 27, 1942.

 

Jimi Hendrix acquired his first guitar at the age of 15. A self-taught musician, he moved to New York City in 1964 and played with several backing bands for soul, R&B, and blues musicians.

 

In 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed and the band enjoyed immediate success in Europe, but did not achieve fame in the United States until their 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

 

Most of Jimi Hendrix’s albums were released after his death on September 18, 1970, including “The Cry of Love” (1971), “Crash Landing” (1975), and “Valley of Neptune” (2010).

 

Jimi Hendrix is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music and one of the most influential musicians of his era.

 

He has been posthumously honored with many awards, including induction into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1970, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

 

In 2006, his debut album, “Are You Experienced” (1967), was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

 

In 2010 Jimi Hendrix was inducted into the Fender Hall of Fame.

 

Many books have been written about Jimi Hendrix, including “Jimi Hendrix – Electric Gypsy” (1991) and “Jimi Hendrix, Musician” (2003).

 

Source:
The Wright Museum,
http://thewright.org/explore/blog/entry/today-in-black-history-11272012 (Accessed November 27, 2014)

 

 

 

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee.

 

The youngest daughter of a family of sharecroppers, Turner’s father, Floyd Richard Bullock, was an African American Baptist deacon and her mother, Zelma Currie, was a farmer of part-Cherokee and Navajo descent.

 

At the age of 10, Turner and her older sister were sent to live with their grandparents who also lived in Nutbush. In 1956, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri to live with their estranged mother. During the same year, Turner was introduced to guitarist Ike Turner and his band Kings of Rhythm in an East St. Louis nightclub after spontaneously performing a song with them. She joined the group the next year, and adopted the stage name “Tina” in 1960. The band became The Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

 

After a short ceremony in Mexico in 1962, Ike and Tina Turner were married and proceeded to tour the United States and Europe. They toured successfully for over a decade, recording a number of hits such as “River Deep, Mountain High,” and “Proud Mary.” Turner also acted, playing the lead role in Ken Russell’s memorable movie Tommy in 1975. Despite the group’s resounding success, Turner left the Revue in 1976, driven away by Ike Turner’s emotional and physical abuse, as well as his drug and alcohol addiction.

 

After she finalized her divorce from Ike in 1978, Turner, fighting through debt and disinterest, embarked on a solo career in Europe with the help of artists such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Rod Stewart.
Turner secured a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1983, and released her first successful single “Let’s Stay Together,” a cover of Al Green’s 1971 recording. Her 1984 album Private Dancer, featuring the hit single “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” won three Grammy Awards, and sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Since then, Turner has continued to produce albums and record-breaking concerts around the world.

 

Turner made one of the biggest comebacks in recording history. Rolling Stone magazine voted her 61st Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist of All Time, and in 1991, she was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Turner also received the Lifetime Achievement Prize at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in 1999. In 2008, Turner launched yet another worldwide tour, Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour at the age of 69.

 

Living together since 1986, Turner currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband, German record executive Erwin Bach.

 

 

Source:
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/turner-tina-1939
(Accessed on 11/24/2015)

 

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